Issue 2013 - Volume 7, Issue 3

Polish Army, Independence Day military parade November 11, 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland

Issue 7:3

Lukáš Perutka

Arms for Arbenz. Czechoslovakia's involvement in the Cold War in Latin America

ABSTRACT: This article introduces an under-researched historic problem about the relationship between Czechoslovakia and Guatemala during the protracted Guatemalan Revolution (1944-1954). Czechoslovak relation with Guatemala were already established during the interwar period when the (relatively) small central European country became an important purchaser of Guatemalan coffee. Such commercial interests helped create official diplomatic channels sealed in 1936 with the signing of a commercial…

Corcovado Mountain in the Sunset 3D render

Issue 7:3

Matyáš Pelant

Czechoslovakia and Brazil 1945-1989; Diplomats, businessmen, spies and guerrilheiros

ABSTRACT: This work summarises political, economic and security relations be- tween Czechoslovakia and Brazil from 1945 to 1989. During this pe- riod Brazil adopted different approaches towards the Eastern bloc. In this context, despite some difficulties, Czechoslovakia not only main- tained diplomatic relations with Brazil, but succeeded in enhancing them gradually. This work answers the following questions: why was the partnership stable despite acute ideological divergences? What major…

Machu Picchu (Peru, Southa America), a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Issue 7:3

Josef Opatrný

Czechoslovak-Latin American Relations 1945-1989: The Broader Context

ABSTRACT: After 1945, Czechoslovakia resumed its diplomatic and economic rela- tions with Latin American countries; disrupted during the occupation of the Second World War. At that time, Czechoslovakia had the most diplomatic offices in the region of the entire Soviet bloc. Communi- cation between Prague and Moscow showed that the Soviet desires’ to use the Czechoslovak position in Latin America to its benefit. Accordingly, those Latin American regimes that sought opportunities to establish…

General Belgrano monument in front of Casa Rosada (pink house) Buenos Aires Argentina.La Casa Rosada is the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina.

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Michal Zourek

Political and Economic Relations between Czechoslovakia and the Military Regimes of the Southern Cone in the 1970s and 1980s

ABSTRACT: Based on unpublished archival documents, this work analyses the relations between Czechoslovakia and the military regimes in Argentina (1976–1983), Uruguay (1973–1985) and Chile (1973–1989). Besides Czechoslovakia, attention is also devoted to the Soviet Union which had a significant influence on Czechoslovakia’s foreign policy during this period. The first section discusses the reasons why Moscow adopted completely different policies towards these seemingly similar governments. Other…

Image of El Che which dominates the "Plaza de la Revolucion"

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Kateřina Březinová

Turbines and Weapons for Latin America: Czechoslovak documentary film propaganda in the Cold War context 1948-1989

ABSTRACT: This article focuses on the Czechoslovak documentary film production concerning Latin America in the context of the Cold War. It is analysed as a crucial means of domestic propaganda, promoting involvement in a distant region before a wider public. This was achieved by creating a matching discourse of social and political developments in Latin America and of Czechoslovakia’s particular role in it. First, the results of the original research in film and television archives are…

HAVANA, CUBA, MAY 11, 2009. A panorama of Havana, Cuba, on May 11th, 2009.

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Hana V. Bortlova

Czech Tractors, Cuban Oranges: An Outline of Economic Relations between Socialist Czechoslovakia and Revolutionary Cuba

ABSTRACT: This work deals with the economic relations between Cuba and social- ist Czechoslovakia from the early years of the Cuban Revolution until the fall of the communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe (cee). This work suggests that economic relations constituted the backbone of the Czechoslovakia’s policy towards Cuba and divides such engage- ment into three, distinctive, periods: 1. the “euphoric period” (1959 un- til the missile crisis in 1962); 2. The period between the aftermath…

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